Pharmacy Technician in Wigan

Location: Wigan
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: With You
Job Hours: Full-time

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Job Description

Our dedicated team in Wigan and Leigh are recruiting an experienced Pharmacy Technician, to join them in providing high quality recovery care to a diverse client group. If you are an enthusiastic, hard working and are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better, we’d love to hear from you! 

If using your pharmaceutical skills and knowledge to support our service users and develop our frontline teams sounds good to you, then we hope you'll read on to learn more about this opportunity.

You will be a compassionate and motivated with the ability to connect quickly with the people we support, treating them respectfully and with dignity. You will be highly organised, with excellent communication skills and able to manage your time effectively.

Above all, we are looking for someone who is passionate about what we do, with a positive and engaging approach to our clients and staff.

A full job description and person specification is available on request. 

About the job

You'll be joining a dedicated, compassionate team of people whose purpose is to keep our service users safe while they work with us to get back to where they want to be.

Medication can be a really important part of that journey and your skills and expertise will be vital to ensure we provide the correct medicine and that it is used safely and in the most effective manner.

Managing our use, control and storage of medicines and their associated stationary is an essential part of the role. You'll be asked for your input into how we develop these services and educate our frontline teams to maintain high quality service provision and build an ever better offering for the future.

Required Skills

To successfully carry out this role you will need:

  • to be a registered Pharmacy Technician with GPhC
  • an NVQ Level 3 Pharmacy Services BTEC Pharmacy Technician (or equivalent)
  • evidence of your continuous professional development
  • at least 2 years post-qualification experience of working in a pharmacy enviroment
  • experience of providing medicine related advice to service users/carers
  • experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • knowledge of controlled drugs regulations
  • to be able to work effectively in a team
  • be organised, able to priorise well and deal with unexpected demands on your time
  • to be comfortable using IT and gathering, monitoring and analysing data
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • be able to work alone but also recognise when to refer in line with your personal/professional limitations
  • able to travel to different locations as and when required

  • Desirable Skills

    While these are not essential, candidates who have some or all of the following in addition to the essential criteria will be at an advantage:

  • be an accredited medicines management technician
  • be an accredited checking technician
  • training, teaching or presentation skills
  • assessment skills including an understanding of risk assessments
  • experience of audit
  • experience of change management in medicines management
  • knowledge of dealing with personal safety situations
  • criminal justice or mental health experience
  • a successful track record of monitoring costs and expenditure
  • knowledge of policy development
  • medicine information experience
  • formulary management experience

  • About The Company

    Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

    At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

    We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

    We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

    We Are With You.

    As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

    As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role. With You is also Disability Confident Committed and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

    If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.

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  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
  • We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period

  • Additional Information

    This role is 30 hours per week across 5 days on a rotational basis, however we offer flexible working patterns to suit a successful candidate. Salary is dependent on experience, and is pro-rated. Check out what our Wigan and Leigh sites have to offer: Should you be successful in your application, you will be required to provide 3 years worth of references and where applicable, will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check

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